let’s see, the automobile industry which fought tooth and nail NOT to equipment cars with seabelts and airbags, decided to install ignition so which were known to be faulty to save 57 cents per vehicle, use the cars computer systems to falsely claim better mileage there by causing higher harmful pollutants into the air is merging with software which crashes or locks up orf loses GPS signals resulted in it’s first death. Of course it did.
June 22, 2016 at 11:57pm
If my choice is bad or worse, how do I support either decision? We have had 16 years of the correct speech, never offend anyone anywhere. We have ended 19 billion in debt, more funds need to be spent. It never ends…..Rafael or Hillary?
[-1] June 22, 2016 at 10:10am
Between mittens and Rafael’s prayer requests. ..I now fear for the safety of the present and future POTUS if Beck is praying for you…prepare the funeral detail.
 June 17, 2016 at 11:58am
Interesting lie being peddled saying this was the single greatest mass shooting in American history. I guess the 267 Native Americans at Wounded Knee don’t count. Of course that would bring up the want happened questions. See, the US Army went to the reservation and confiscated all their guns. Then slaughtered 200 women and children plus the adult males. See gun control in the US has a much bloodied history than we teach. It also makes the point of an armed govt can a lot more dangerous and just as sick as any lone woof or mental case.
We both know black coyote was being a block head and spotted elk failed to control him,but point we'll taken,in fact I'm starting to feel a little black coyote myself,I just heard on the radio of some new story where Obama is referring to dead Americans as collateral damage
I'm glad you brought that up. I had forgotten. It's something I want to remember.
June 16, 2016 at 12:17pm
Notmyown….excellent way of avoiding the discussion. So far we have opinions it doesn’t apply anymore, killing sinners, because the Christ was killed in our place. So YES ignore the OT commands to kill sinners. Or, it only applies to Jews. The moral and logic pretzels people twist themselves into so the contradictory teachings of the NT and OT. I realize most of us do not slaughter birds and farm animals to please God anymore.The same with sin, honor killing…we just ignore it and say it doesn’t apply to us. Which avoids discussing the truths of the OT. The Christ CHANGED divorce law, it contradicts the OT Moses god given laws. The Christ was speaking to Jews, not 2016 Christians. He said Moses was WRONG. He was killed for this and his many other direct altering of Jewish law for God via Moses. This is the Jewish Christian difference. Jews believe Moses and and spend a hour telling you why the Christ cannot be the messiah. I’m not sure why they don’t kill animals and sinners any longer but good for them. And Christians hope jews will accept Christ. Good discussion…thanks for the replys.
June 16, 2016 at 12:00pm
Ordinary American. …so if jews in Israel start killing deadbeat sons, gays, adulterers you would say excellent, following the commands of god? Alright, good talking to you.
 June 16, 2016 at 11:49am
Another commercial for a film dressed up as a story. I’ll bite. First assume a demon (s). There is zero proof of such a thing but don’t let that get in the way. Now assume it can enter the body? Consciousness? Thereby allowing it to act just like a seizure. The point of this unknown dimension living being to give priests and filmmakers
something to do. Swell….throw bones, swing a chicken over your head, cast spells, trade cards, astrology…it never ends…anything to escape reality and play in the fantasies.
@Jim: It's sad. I remember a few years back TheBlaze had (somewhat) well researched, independent articles that were based on facts and not filled with hyperbole.
Fast forward a few years, and what would have been six researched paragraphs turned into just a few sentences with incredibly misleading and ridiculous headlines. ("Alabama toddler leaves stain in pampers that many say resembles the shape of Israel. Could this be a sign of the end times?")
Sadly, now a quarter of the articles seem to be nothing more than cheap commercials p!mping doom and gloom books, which further p!mps the end times food seeds and Goldline.
I think soon they'll just ask us to submit our own articles.
@johny. spot on. (“Alabama toddler leaves stain in pampers that many say resembles the shape of Israel. Could this be a sign of the end times?”) ... made me chuckle.
Hi Jonny, in another thread, you made a claim about the divorce rates of your hated group versus your favored group. You said to go check it out. I did, here's what I learned:
Barna reports Evangelicals have among the lowest divorce rates (26%) while Agnostics and atheists are at a 30% divorce rate.
Adding an interest to this statistic; only 65% of agnostics and atheists get married while the national average is 74%. You can’t get a divorce if you’ve never married.
Barna reports that a category he terms “born again” non-evangelicals have a divorce rate of 33%, but his term seems to include those who don’t believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God, don’t believe in the Great Commission, and don’t pursue a relationship with Jesus, as do evangelicals.
To put that in perspective, the national average for divorce is also 33%. Then consider the confusing terms “fundamentalist” and “conservative.”
That’s the problem in trying to make such generalizations in order to compile “statistics.” What questions are asked of individuals in order to put them in one generalized box or another, when all that we get is a number?
@Sparky: So let me get this straight. Of all the polling and data collecting groups out there, you just so happened to choose a self described "evangelical polling group" that just do happened to conclude... wait for it... that evangelicals are the best? Wow! Whoda thunkit?!
I guess all the other polling/data collecting groups that don't have a dog in any particular hunt, including yours, just weren't good enough, huh?
I also note that of all thee points on my list, you only touched divorce, leaving abortion, education, etc alone. Also convenient.
However, in a super quick Google search, it took me all of 10 seconds to find this...
"Divorce rates among conservative Christians were significantly higher than for other faith groups, and much higher than Atheists and Agnostics experience.
George Barna, president and founder of Barna Research Group, commented:
"While it may be alarming to discover that born again Christians are more likely than others to experience a divorce, that pattern has been in place for quite some time."
Hi Jonny. Sadly, you either did not read or did not comprehend what I wrote.
Yes, I know of the sound bites taken from what Barna said, but apparently you don't.
To understand, you must learn his use of terms, not just the way they are elsewhere used. For instance, what exactly does he mean by "born again non evangelicals," and why does he distinguish them from evangelicals?
If you wish to use his data, you must understand his terms. And, yes, evangelicals have a lower rate of divorce than atheists and agnostics, as shown by the numbers, and pretty much all the numbers used are based on his polling.
For instance, Hitchens was once divorced, and Dawkins is on his third wife. If I acted as superficial and bigoted as you, I'd put them in my box labeled "Atheist," make generalizations and throw stones at them (as you do to your generic "Christians").
When you embrace the numbers of a data set, you should learn how they were collected. For instance, in Barna's scoring, did he ascertain whether any of those divorced "Christians" had undergone their divorce before they became "Christians"? Did he ascertain if any of the divorced atheists were serial divorcees like Dawkins? No, he didn't, so how complete is your understanding? Not deep enough for you to throw your stones.
[-1] June 15, 2016 at 12:11pm
Leastweforget….so when redefined divorce and said Moses was hardheaded…does that mean he was saying Moses was wrong or god? If God doesn’t change his mind then Moses spoke falsely in the name of god…the Christ was saying they were following a false teaching…or god did change his mind…the Christ rejoices at a son returning for his sinful ways…the OT says take him to the city gates and stone him…changed his mind or spoke falsely in his name. If so, the entire OT must be rebuked as it’s main author lied or the Christ was wrong and we should join our Muslim brothers and kill a lot more.
[-1] June 14, 2016 at 8:47pm
Bufflady, you need to read the OT again..homosexuals, dead beat sons, honor killings for daughters who engage in immoral behavior on and on..kill those who have other gods..The Christ did not refute his father, just the Jewish twisting of his father. If you don’t see the difference between stone him and her and let he without sin cast the first stone I cannot help you. Matthew says it’s a sin but left our the stone him part…a major difference.
[-4] June 14, 2016 at 5:32pm
Playing the victim card. What you might say is The Christ refuted quite a bit of what the OT Jewish text claim were “laws” from God. For example, the OT God specifically calls for the slaughter of people who engage in same sex acts. This was centuries before the Koran, which just contains the worst of the OT with their evil twists. Those of us who believe in the Christ realize he was trying to undo the damage done in his father’s name. That current Jews and Christians, thankfully, ignore the multiple death sentences claimed to be from God can be glad so do most Muslims. A jealous God can cause many sins.
Jim S-_what??? You believe the Son of God was trying to undo what his father had done? What kind on New Ager are you? The book of Matthew clearly states homosexuality is a sin. And gays were not murdered in the OT-- Jews were just told to not hang around with them, like you wouldn't hang around with a murderer. Jesus did not refute the laws/ he said the new covenant would be the new law for those believing in Him. You need a course in reading comprehension to learn how to understand what you read.
Bufflady, you need to read the OT again..homosexuals, dead beat sons, honor killings for daughters who engage in immoral behavior on and on..kill those who have other gods..The Christ did not refute his father, just the Jewish twisting of his father. If you don't see the difference between stone him and her and let he without sin cast the first stone I cannot help you. Matthew says it's a sin but left our the stone him part...a major difference.
Two things to remember: God doesn't change and Jesus (God) always obeys the will of of the Father (God).
With those two keys in mind, go re-read the entire Bible and try again.
There are several places that you can find clarification if you are too legalistic in your readings of the Bible...Jesus spoke about being legalistic when he condemned the Pharisees for their apparent "holiness" and "piety" in obedience to the Law but in their failure to understand the "meaning" of the words given to them from GOD. "Love your neighbor as thyself", "It is not what a man puts in his mouth that makes him unclean but what comes out of it," "Let he that is without sin cast the first stone." These are all examples of Jesus TRYING to educate people that their legalistic view of the WORDS in the Torah - the Law - were NOT the meaning given to them from GOD and that the centuries of time between the writing and the "current practice and understanding" had perverted the ACTUAL meaning.
We do this even today as we look at the Constitution. The courts, Congress, and even the Presidents PERVERT the meaning and the Original Intent because they pay more attention to "legal precedent" - modern day Pharisees being legalistic - and "established case law" instead of the ACTUAL meaning of the words written in the Constitution.
Here are some links - even though I don't agree 100% with all of them.
Hope that helps ALL "confused" Christians on here.
Leastweforget....so when redefined divorce and said Moses was hardheaded...does that mean he was saying Moses was wrong or god? If God doesn't change his mind then Moses spoke falsely in the name of god...the Christ was saying they were following a false teaching...or god did change his mind...the Christ rejoices at a son returning for his sinful ways...the OT says take him to the city gates and stone him...changed his mind or spoke falsely in his name. If so, the entire OT must be rebuked as it's main author lied or the Christ was wrong and we should join our Muslim brothers and kill a lot more.
The commands to stone people for certain sins were Israel-specific, and even more, only applies to their government. They do not apply to those outside that nation, nor to when Israel itself was not a nation. Hence, those death penalties do not apply to us. However, much of them are still evil, and thus must be avoided by any committed Christian or Jew.
By the numbers , while Jesus set the precident of letting only those qualified to judge wrongdoing ( those assigned the crown and given the duty to judge ( the risen Anojnted ) ) in other words no living human, Jesus upheld that what his Father calls a sin , is a sin, and the results of sin without the application of the Ransom sacrifice of Jesus is still the same : Death. So, with that reality, that Christians may not execute judgement against any sinner but just offer the knowledge that the sinner may yet be redeemed from death, let's look at the rest of your assumptions and claims, 1. God specifically calls for the slaughter of who engage in same sex acts : YES, after a trial with the supporting evidence of two witnesses before a judge. ( may I ask when was the last time you actually witnessed other people having sex in person?) Your heart may be in the right place but in real practice the Mosaic Law was actually one of deterance of bad behavior. 2. Honor Killings ? The balance of scriptures dealing with women and sex actually favor the women, If a a virgin ( not promised in marriage ) has sex with a man two things can happen : The man may offer to marry her or she may claim he raped her ( in the first instance the girl marries someone she is attracted too, in the second the man will be fined the bride price and sent away disgraced ( but what is the man actually did rape her injuring her physically because she struggled ?) 1of 2
2of 2. Injuries were relayed strike for stroke, thus sexual assault upon the virgin ( not promised in marriage ) not only was fined but could also draw a justly applied corporal punishment But if abduction occurred as a part of an actual violent rape then the death penalty was applied. In all of these cases the woman was held innocent. What other immoral behaviour do you imagine? Kill those with other gods- as a means of defense of the people of Israel Military actions were required in order to drive the religiously corrupt from the land. Just as would be neccessary if you lived near Mosul or Tikrit today. A God unwilling to do what is neccessary to protect His people cannot be trusted. It is what must be done in War, and It is what will be done again ( just not at human hands). Further, let's examine prostitutiion in ancient Israel. When a married or engaged person had sex with another it was adultery ( death penalty ) but if an unmarried man had sex with an unmarried woman consensually ( even for money ) it would be largely unknown unless the woman made a claim for support in marriage due to a pregnancy ( as proof ). ( Genesis 38 ) The unvetted claim of those seeking to stone a prostitute before Jesus served only to demonstrate the lack of Justice inherit in human judgement, This is why Divine Judgement alone remains with Christians. And not a human form of law as with Muslims.,
When you were 2 your dad spanked you to discipline and protect you.
When you were 10 your dad grounded you. to discipline and protect you.
When you were 17 your dad may have had to plant a fist on you to discipline and protect you from doing particularly something stupid that 17 year old boys do.
Or maybe he took away your privileges and made you do some extra work around the yard for disrespecting your parents.
All of this shaped you.
Taught you to make good choices in life and to respect your father and others.
When you were an adult, because you were disciplined and learned respect, your dad didn’t need to ground you.
He didn’t need to put you in time out.
or take away your car.
He didn’t need to give you a curfew at age 25.
He could just love spending time with you because you had become an upstanding citizen.
But point me to a parent who never disciplined his child, and I’ll point to you his son in jail or at the cemetery. Such a father had NO love for his son, to let him turn into a horrible human being, doing whatever he wanted, no matter whom it hurt.
In other words, to let him turn into someone who LOVED sin and had no desire for self-control. Who called sin good.
To everyone here who thinks that they have to avoid O.T. laws or make excuses for them or 'replace' them with the N.T., please know that that is not only not necessary, it's wrong. God Himself gave those laws and they are critical to understanding:
1.) who God is,
2.) that He is holy,
3.) what constitutes sin (actions that our an affront to His holiness),
4.) why sin separates us from Him,
5.) why we need to be forgiven,
6.) why we need a Savior to restore our relationship with Him, and
7.) why that Savior had to DIE to bear our sins and fulfill the ENTIRE O.T. laws on our behalf.
Matthew 5: 17-19 17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to FULFILL. 18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
Ordinary American. ...so if jews in Israel start killing deadbeat sons, gays, adulterers you would say excellent, following the commands of god? Alright, good talking to you.
Notmyown....excellent way of avoiding the discussion. So far we have opinions it doesn't apply anymore, killing sinners, because the Christ was killed in our place. So YES ignore the OT commands to kill sinners. Or, it only applies to Jews. The moral and logic pretzels people twist themselves into so the contradictory teachings of the NT and OT. I realize most of us do not slaughter birds and farm animals to please God anymore.The same with sin, honor killing...we just ignore it and say it doesn't apply to us. Which avoids discussing the truths of the OT. The Christ CHANGED divorce law, it contradicts the OT Moses god given laws. The Christ was speaking to Jews, not 2016 Christians. He said Moses was WRONG. He was killed for this and his many other direct altering of Jewish law for God via Moses. This is the Jewish Christian difference. Jews believe Moses and and spend a hour telling you why the Christ cannot be the messiah. I'm not sure why they don't kill animals and sinners any longer but good for them. And Christians hope jews will accept Christ. Good discussion...thanks for the replys.
[-4] June 9, 2016 at 2:00pm
Another commercial dressed up as a “Blaze original story”….guess there were no God books to push. Let me know when one provable “spirit or Ghost” occurs. Things like this ought to be brought forth for a panel of scientists for peer review. Of wait..never mind, why would you want to prove other entries in our world instead of hyping a horror flick.
 June 7, 2016 at 4:06pm
A miracle is something out of the ordinary which will project onto some supernatural being. Science has sent many gods to the heap of Ex gods when proven to be normal when knowledge expanded. No need to throw the virgin into the volcano, just an eclipse. Sorry, the sun is not carried across the sky but chariot. Today most miracles are applied to illnesses going in spontaneous remission. Oddly they happen to people of all or no faith. If one who refuses prayer is healed the same as one who does petition a diety…mmmmmm…perhaps the diety isn’t or just randomly picks lucky folks.
[-1] June 7, 2016 at 12:41pm
No it’s yours for failing to support a viable candidate. If you think Rafael could beat clinton, you decisions run deep.not supporting Rafael is not supporting clinton. Clinton, trump, cruz? The best we have? What I do know is that the smartest, best looking, speaking, best schools, have had us in war for most of this century with no victories, 20 trillion in debt and a flat line economy, D or R in charge. Playing musical chairs with all the same players results in the same mentality winning. I blame you and the rest of the country for settling for the pedestrian choices we have before us. Myself, I stopped voting against anyone. I vote for someone I support or pass. Voted for Bush first time and have skipped the presidential choices the last 3 races. If Hillary wins it’s your fault as well as the rest of us for not picking the best among us. If you think cruz losing to clinton would be better than trump losing to clinton….enjoy.
No it's yours for failing to support a viable candidate. If you think Rafael could beat clinton, you decisions run deep.not supporting Rafael is not supporting clinton. Clinton, trump, cruz? The best we have? What I do know is that the smartest, best looking, speaking, best schools, have had us in war for most of this century with no victories, 20 trillion in debt and a flat line economy, D or R in charge. Playing musical chairs with all the same players results in the same mentality winning. I blame you and the rest of the country for settling for the pedestrian choices we have before us. Myself, I stopped voting against anyone. I vote for someone I support or pass. Voted for Bush first time and have skipped the presidential choices the last 3 races. If Hillary wins it's your fault as well as the rest of us for not picking the best among us. If you think cruz losing to clinton would be better than trump losing to clinton....enjoy.
 June 4, 2016 at 3:14am
Allah seems to have some extra
 June 3, 2016 at 12:25pm
Demons ? It’s called seizures…do we have to sacrifice another virgin to appease it?
You gotta love the word “linked” instead of cause. You can link just about anything to everything. Pay special attention to Autism Spectrum Disorder. A few years back they lumped in many different learning and development disabilities with Autism. So with the new definition many previously separate diagnosed ills are now mixed with Autism. So someone not having Autism will be counted in the ASD.
[-12] May 31, 2016 at 2:43pm
Someone like Washington. …you the man who took up arms and killed people loyal to the crown? Why would anyone think you meanwhile Trump harm? You really meant unfriend him? A letter writing campaign? I heard the language”illegal” act (s) were suggested or wished for. Unless the SS guards at the White House let you in, I would ,hypothetical of course, think force would be needed and superior force than would be used to prevent. The meaning was and is very clear. Glenn’s fasting and prayer obviously fell on deaf ears. If the anointed candidate was a never was, let’s start planning overthrowing a govt which does not exist yet via force. I am pretty sure GW had a lot of dead around him, friend and foe. BTW Lincoln ignored the constitution with his suspension of habeas corpus and he was killed. FDR imprisoned thousands of Japanese American citizens illegally and was reelected. Try and spin it and you look like a weasel. Anyone who heard the broadcast doesn’t need to be what they heard, The 3 B’s strike again…this time he’s not threatening to bring down the govt with super secret information but actually taking up arms. He sits in his Oval room doll house and dreams if only Rafael had won, we would not need to plot violent overthrow.
 May 30, 2016 at 7:31pm
Thank God we are not enforcing the OT morality. Not enough stones.